Pipeworks Brewing Co. Ninja vs Unicorn Double Pale Ale

I found Ninja vs Unicorn Double Pale Ale at a nearby Harris Teeter supermarket. This beer from Chicago, Illinois, is 8% ABV. Pipeworks Brewing Co. was founded in 2012. I have not seen much of this or any Pipeworks beers here in Charlotte or in North Carolina. This beer pours a yellow color with a slight haze and has a three-finger thick white head. The aroma is juicy, fruity, tropical, and hoppy. The flavor is hoppy, juicy, fruity, tropical mango, and pineapple. It has a slight sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this beer (which is more like an IPA than a Pale Ale) finishes with a bitter tropical hop flavor. The aftertaste is hoppy and bitter with light fruit. I found this Ninja vid Unicorn Double Pale Ale from Pipeworks Brewing Co. to be good, A grade. It has fruity flavors with the right amount of bettering hops. It does not drink like an 8% beer either. I like that too. I highly recommend this beer, especially if you like IPAs. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Haw River Farmhouse Ales Newlin’s Original Oatmeal Pale Ale

This Pale Ale, Newlin’s Original Oatmeal Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV from Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxaphaw, North Carolina has late additions of floral hops, flaked with oats, and then uses Galaxy and Crystal hops. This ale pours an orange color with an almost two-finger white steady fading head. The aroma is citrusy, bitter, floral, and hoppy. The taste is lite, juicy, citrusy, bitter, and dry. The mouthfeel is light and soft. Then the finish is slightly floral with a little citrus flavor. The aftertaste is bitter, with a bit of citrus orange. Newlin’s Original Oatmeal Pale Ale is okay, a C- beer. I thought that flaked oats didn’t go well with the citrus flavors. They clashed with one another. But they weren’t terrible, just not that great. I wouldn’t recommend trying this. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Royal Bliss Brewing Co. Citrus Jack Kevin Pale Ale

I hope everyone had a most enjoyable and happy Thanksgiving. This beer is up for review is Royal Bliss Brewing Co. Citrus Jack Kveik Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV. This brewer is in Denver, North Carolina. It is not very far from Charlotte. Kveik is a Norwegian yeast that is slightly similar to a lager yeast. This yeast is used in a few different styles of beer. This beer poured a funk gray color, which isn’t how a pale ale is supposedly colored. It is more of a yellow, orange juice color. I think this beer is going bad. But I’m not going to let that effects how I very this brewery. I have never had a beer from this brewery, nor have I heard of it. It has a one and a half finger of white quickly fading head. This beer’s aroma is tropical and citrusy with pineapple, melon, some mango, and orange. There is a very faint bitterness. The taste is similar to its aroma. I found pineapple, mango, melon, orange, and bitter flavors. There is an ashy flavor that is from it being a bad batch or something. It has a bitter finish. It also has a slightly fruity aftertaste with that ashy note. Now I may have to re-review this with a better batch. So I think Royal Bliss Brewing Co. Citrus Jack Kveik Pale Ale is a low C-. I got pasted the ashy flavor and focused on the fruity flavors. I will have to review this Pale Ale again soon. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Southern Barrell Brewing Co. Beach Bully Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV, is made in Bluffton, South Carolina. I was gifted this beer along with a few others that by my good friends and neighbors. I will review the others later. Thank you to them. Beach Bully Pale Ale pours a yellow color and has a cloudiness to it, and it has a two and a half finger white sticky head. The aroma is fruity with citrus and mango. There are bitter hoppy notes as well. The taste is similar to the way it smells. There is mango and citrus among a nice bitter/hoppy flavor that does fade as it passes over your tongue. Beach Bully Pale Ale finishes with a light bitter fruit flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and with a slight fruit note. Southern Barrel Brewing Co, Beach Bully Pale Ale is refreshing and good. I give this a B+. It is slightly more IPA-like than Pale Ale. But it is not too much like an IPA that has an identity crisis. It’s more of a hoppy Pale Ale. I recommend Southern Barrel Brewing Co. Beach Bully Pale Ale. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale

NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale, 5.1% ABV brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This pale ale is in conjunction with the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, a minor league soccer team. 1775 is the year that Charlotte gained its independence. This pale ale pours a copper color with a two and a quarter finger head of white that slowly fades into nice lacing throughout the pint glass. The aroma is citrusy, bitter with light malt. The taste of this pale ale is much similar to the way it smells, and you get a citrus bitterness with a faint sweetness and a very faint touch of the malts. The mouthfeel is medium with good coverage over your whole mouth. It finishes with a bitter grapefruit/orange note that is refreshing. The aftertaste is mildly citrusy, and it bitterer with just a little linger. This pale ale surprised me how good it was. Sometimes you find a pale ale to be more like an IPA. Some are more of a lighter pilsner. This beer was none of those. It was just halfway between those. I’d say NoDa Brewing Company 1775 Pale Ale is an A+. It would be great for someone who’s never had a hoppy beer and wants to try one. I would recommend this beer to anyone. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Elysian Brewing Company Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale

Elysian Brewing Company Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale, 6.4% ABV, brewed in Seattle, Washington. This Pale Ale is Bittered with German Northern Brewer and Cascade hops and finished with Citra and Amarillo. Superfuzz pours a cloudy gold, light orange color with a one-finger white head that is somewhat slow fading. The aroma is sweet with orange and hints of bitterness. Taste is not as sweet as you get on its aroma, that is some slight bitter orange tartness with little bitterness. The mouthfeel is light but not too light. Superfuzz then give a blood orange fish with a little bit of bittiness and light sweet notes that do carry over into the aftertaste that lingers for a little bit. , 6.4% ABV, brewed in Seattle, Washington. Elysian Brewing Company Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale is a good beer, one that I would give a B to. The blood orange is there, but not a strong or bold flavor. There is enough of it so you know it’s there. I wouldn’t say it’s a punch-in-the-face type of flavor. Plus it’s not overly bitter for a Pale Ale. I do recommend trying this. It’s good for a hot day. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Jam Session

NoDa Brewing Company Jam Session, 5.1% ABV has been around for a long time here in Charlotte, North Carolina and I a little surprised I have not reviewed this Pale Ale until now. Brewed locally in Charlotte with imported Maris Otter, Caramunich malts, Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra hops. Jam Session pours an orange color with a fluffy two-finger white head. It has a slightly bitter aroma that is a little bit sweet and there is also grapefruit with some hints of orange. Its taste is grapefruit with bitterness, some light sweetness from some light orange. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected. It then finishes with a light hoppy bitter note and has a bitter citrus fruit aftertaste. This is Pale Ale goes down smooth and is refreshing. I give NoDa Brewing Company Jam Session a B-. The flavors on this are mild overall that do hold its grade down a bit, but nothing terrible. None of the flavors really wow you or jump out at you. Yes, I do recommend NoDa Brewing Company Jam Session. I enjoyed it and will enjoy it again. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Devil’s Logic Brewing Bang A Uey NEPA

Brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina Devils Logic Brewing Bang A Uey NEPA, %.5% ABV is a New England Pale Ale. Bang A Uey is Bostonian slang for making a u-turn. The name is fitting for this New England Pale Ale. This Pale Ale pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a sticky two-finger bright white head. The aroma is citrusy with orange, grapefruit, and a bit of mango. The aroma is strong smelling. The flavor is light with some citrus orange and grapefruit, bitterness. There is a light mouthfeel to this and a nice sweetness. Bang a Uey has a soft bitter citrus finish and a citrus aftertaste. Devils Logic Brewing Bang A Uey NEPA is not as it smells it overall a light easy drinking pale ale. I give this one a high C+. Going into this beer from the aroma I was thinking the flavor would be more than it was. What I tasted was not bad just lighter than I was expecting it to be and that held it just above average for me. Yeah, I would have this again and it would be something to try if you haven’t already. I was not a bad beer. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Triple C Brewing Company Butterfly Smiles Pale Ale

Triple C Brewing Company Butterfly Smiles Pale Ale, 5% ABV brewed here in Charlotte, North Carolina is a collaboration with INREACH, which is a non-profit that helps mentally challenged people. Butterfly Smiles are made with New Zealand and American hops. Butterfly Smiles pours a deep golden color with a three and a quarter finger white slow head. The aroma is hoppy, piney, with grapefruit, lemon, and some lime. So I am thinking Citra hops used in this beer. Taste is similar to the way it smells. You get nice hoppy notes with taste citrus fruits, lemon, orange, grapefruit, and some lime with piney notes too with a crisp mouthfeel. Butterfly Smiles finishes with a piney citrus flavor and has a lingering bitter stone fruit aftertaste. Butterfly Smiles is a wonderfully delicious Pale Ale. I think Triple C Brewing company Butterfly Smiles Pale Ale is an A-. The pine notes on this do clash ever so slightly with the citrus fruit flavor, but it’s good otherwise, and all the other flavors are good too. I highly recommended Butterfly Smiles. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Bhramia Brewing Company I Voted Today

Bhramia Brewing Company (Asheville, North Carolina) I Voted Today, 5.)% ABV is a Double-dry hopped Pale Ale brewed in conjunction with Tired Hands Brewing (Ardmore, Pennsylvania). I Voted Today is a double dry-hopped pale ale with Sabro & Mosaic hops. This pale ale is pale ale pours a yellow color with a bright white two finger head that slowly fades into itself. The aroma is lemony, grass, with a bitterness. Its flavor is also grassy with lemon and bitter with a faint pine flavor. It finishes with a nice bit of bitter grass and lemon and carries that lemon into the aftertaste with enough bitter flavor to show that it’s double dry-hopped. Bhramia Brewing Company I Voted Today was refreshing and quite good. The lemon did taste the slightest bit off, but it receives a B+. Bhramia Brewing Company I Voted Today brewed by many other breweries and is one Pale Ale you should try. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers